Opinion

Thanks for support of corn festival

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The members of Christ United Methodist Church would like to thank the residents of Weirton and the surrounding communities for their support of our 12th-annual Corn Festival on Aug. 12. We had a fantastic turnout. We had great weather, good food and entertainment and good ...

Show what ‘Union Strong’ means

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: At 5:30 p.m. Monday at the IBEW Union Hall in Steubenville, there will be a rally for union members. Speakers include Betty Sutton, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor; Zack Space, the Democratic candidate for state auditor; and state Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire. ...

Let’s be fair

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Each year, the Jefferson County Fair happens and provides a wonderful week of fun and food for the residents of our county and the surrounding area. Through the years, I have personally enjoyed the fair and was able to bring my grandchildren to ride the rides, eat the fair ...

Arrests raise new concerns on Iran

Editorials

Even as Iranian leaders were seeking Americans’ trust over nuclear weapons, they may have been plotting violence in this country. Two Iranians, Ahmadreza Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, have been arrested by the FBI. Both are U.S. residents. The two are accused of spying on Jewish groups and ...

Vaccines really do save lives

Editorials

World health officials are worried that measles may be making a comeback. During the first six months of this year, Europe alone reported more than 41,000 cases of the disease. Thirty-seven victims died. Contrast that with U.S. statistics: This year, there have been just 107 instances of ...

Pope Francis took the correct course

Editorials

Pope Francis took precisely the correct attitude in his letter responding to a grand jury investigation of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Released Monday, the missive admitted that too many in the Roman Catholic church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned ...

High school football returns this week

Editorials

The pageantry and excitement of high school football returns this week, and we once again are reminded about the special place the game holds in the hearts of residents from all around the Tri-State Area. Area teams open their seasons Thursday night, when Weirton Madonna hosts Bridgeport, ...

The Gridiron sets stage for season

Editorials

The days have been getting noticeably shorter and area children are returning to school. Those indicators remind us that the start of the high school football season is just around the corner. Whether you are a die-hard fan or just a casual observer, you’ll want to make sure you’re ...

Individuals must be held accountable

Editorials

Allegations such as those that some Ohio State University students were sexually abused by those in positions of authority or trust invariably spawn many lawsuits. Those harmed understandably want some compensation for their suffering — and they want someone to be punished for it. When such ...

Royalty in kingdom of order remorse

Local Columns

Better Half and I have a lot in common, including the fact that we’re very good at what I call “order remorse.” This is a condition that apparently is not very treatable, because we have yet to be cured. There’s no panacea, no anecdote for us. History teaches us lessons, but, alas, ...